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New Driver Training Centers Create Career Opportunities

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Ron Pecora
Chief Marketing Officer

LONGWOOD, FL – JULY 30, 2018 –Waste Pro’s Regional Operations Headquarters in Sanford, Florida, has opened its doors to the company’s first of two planned Driver Training Centers (DTC).

As the nation faces a shortage of CDL drivers, Waste Pro is committed to turning to its own employees to fill the need. Waste Pro’s Co-Heart Program, created in 2015, provides current employees the opportunity to earn their CDL. Since then, more than 100 Waste Pro employees have successfully completed the program.

The new DTCs allow newly-hired drivers and current employees who are newly certified to attend a multi-day training class covering topics including customer service, safety, vehicle specifics, and the “Waste Pro Way.” In addition, the curriculum gives participants access to hands-on experience using a new, state-of-the-art driving simulator, and specially-designed training trucks.

“The goal is to enhance the learning experience and practicality of applying the important principles of driving in a commercial setting,” said Romeo Vellutini, Director of Safety.

After completion, drivers will be paired with a mentor in their home division to continue their educational and professional growth.
Last week’s inaugural class consisted of six participants who refer to themselves as “The Pioneers.” The second DTC is scheduled to open in Atlanta on September 10. Each class can accommodate 10-20 participants each week.

About Waste Pro USA

Waste Pro USA, Inc. is one of the country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in nine southeastern states. Waste Pro, with revenues exceeding $630 million, serves more than two million residential and 40,000 commercial customers from over 75 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida, and maintains more than 265 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.